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Rules of Conduct
|Paralegal Regulation||Confidentiality||Conflicts of Interest||Competence & Negligence|
| Link to Rules
Search "Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission"
Ethics decisions can be found on iardc.org
5 ILCS 70/1.35
Definition of a paralegal
| In re Thomas Gregory Patrick Leavy
(Click on the link. Search "leavy". Click on the disciplinary item of 05)
Threatening to reveal a client confidence.
| People v. McGee, 869
N.E.2d 883 (Ill. App., 2007) public defender's office
Country Mutual Insurance Company v. Olsak, No. 1-07-2273 (Ill. App. 5/13/2009) (Ill. App., 2009) insured/insurer
|10 common ethics questions|
|UPL||UPL/Misrepresentation||Attorney/Client Privilege||Advertising/Solicitation||Client Trust Accounts|
750 ILCS 205/1) from Ch. 13, par. 1
Task force on UPL
See pdf file "What the Public Needs to Know"
2005 Case against people who created mortgate documents for UPL
|People v. Harris, No. 1-06-3509 (Ill. App. 8/20/2009) (Ill. App., 2009) attorney misrepresented status as patent specialist||
statute-follows common law
To prevail on an attorney-client privilege claim in a corporate context, a claimant must first show that a statement was made by someone in the corporate control group. Hayes v. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Ry. Co., 323 Ill.App.3d 474, 752 N.E.2d 470, 256 Ill.Dec. 590 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. 2001).
|.||Read all about how to take care of a trust account here. Revised 2009|
|Fair Fees||Paralegal Fees||Intimate Relations with Clients||Drug/Alcohol Abuse||Pro Bono|
W. Musburger, LTD. v. Meier, No. 1-07-3080 (Ill. App. 8/31/2009) (Ill.
App., 2009) Appropriate factors to use when assessing the value
of an attorney's services
In re Whitney Dove Hardy, 2005
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Bar Association Pro Bono Info
|Special Duties of the Prosecutor||Overly Zealous Conduct||Misc.
|.||.||Law Review Article includes 20 most common
Bar association newsletter Sept. 24, 2009 (10 disbarred; 32 suspended)
|Skolnick v. Altheimer & Gray, 191 Ill. 2d 214 (2000)||Please report broken links|